Frequently Asked Questions
What makes the i2i Football Academy different to other Academies?
Players will be involved in systematic training sessions whilst being assessed by i2i Sports coaches. Furthermore the i2i Sports' Licensed Agent will be in close contact with all our coaches and any player who, in the opinion of i2i Sports, meet the required standard will be offered the opportunity to take part in a trial with professional football teams and signed to the i2i Sports Agency.
Who are the coaches at the i2i Football Academy?
All of our coaches are experienced and highly qualified – having coached with professional clubs in England such as Manchester City and Leeds United. For more information about their professional backgrounds, please see ‘The Coaches’ section.
Will my child be supervised at all times?
Yes, your child will be supervised by our qualified coaches at all times.
How do I register for the i2i Football Academy?
Please register for the i2i Football Academy via the booking form on this website.
How do I Pay?
Please see our booking form for payment details.
How do I know if I'm confirmed on the i2i Football Academy?
Once you have completed the booking form, you will receive a confirmation email with important i2i Football Academy information and a receipt of your purchase.
What if my child requires medication?
All medical details need to be supplied to the i2i Coaches. The i2i Coaches will not permit any child to participate in the i2i Football Academy without a medical consent form signed by their parent(s)/guardian(s). By signing up to the i2i Football Academy you give your permission to allow your child to be given medical treatment either by way of first aid by a suitably qualified person or by a doctor. You also consent to your child being taken to a doctor or hospital in case of emergency. i2i Football Academy reserve the right to refuse an applicant based on the information provided in the medical consent form. If there is any change to the medical information you provided on your application form you must inform us prior to your next i2i Football Academy session.
Do I need a physical to attend the i2i Football Academy?
No. As long as you have consulted your physician/doctor and your parents have signed the waiver, you are OK to participate in the i2i Football Academy sessions.
What happens if there is bad weather?
We always train. Football is played in all weather, so therefore we train in all weather. If however the weather becomes dangerous (lightning, high winds, floods, extreme heat, etc.) we will delay training until the inclement weather passes. There are places available to shelter in these circumstances.
What do I bring to the i2i Football Academy session?
All players must wear shinguards, socks and cleats during all outdoor training sessions. Each player is also strongly encouraged to bring their own water bottle, drinks, an extra t-shirt and money for snacks. Also, please ensure that players are prepared for both sun and rain. Please be sure to bring sunblock and a rain jacket.
When will I find out if I have been offered a trial at a professional soccer team?
A shortlist of players who have been identified as having the required ability for a trial will be seen by our coaches. Following this, our Licensed Agent and Coaches will be arranging trials with professional clubs; therefore there is no time scale on receiving invites for trials.
What happens if I am successfully scouted?
i2i Sports Ltd will contact successful players or players/guardians to discuss future opportunities.
Are there a specific number of trials available for players?
No. Trials will be given to players based on ability so there is no limit on how many players will be offered the opportunity. If we believe the player is good enough then we can arrange the trial.
Can parents watch the training sessions and scrimmages?
Yes, parents are very welcome to watch all activities
What would a typical training session involve?
A typical training session will include technique based drills, defending, attacking & transition principles and small sided games.
Is there a specific Goalkeeping course?
There is a specific goalkeeping course, goalkeepers are welcome to attend the i2i Football Academy as it is important for players in the modern game to be comfortable with the ball at their feet. The coaches and scouts that will be attending the sessions have experience with working with goalkeepers and will therefore be able to develop the technical aspects using proven coaching methods.
What is the refund/cancellation policy?
No refunds will be given unless it is within 5 days of the start of the school term.